[ el-uh-fuh nts-foo t ]
/ ˈɛl ə fəntsˌfʊt /
noun, plural el·e·phant's-foots.
a climbing vine, Dioscorea elephantipes, of southern Africa, having a massive, edible, yamlike tuber.
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First recorded in 1810–20
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British Dictionary definitions for elephant's-foot
a monocotyledonous plant, Testudinaria elephantipes, of southern Africa, with a very large starchy tuberous stem, covered in corky scales: family Dioscoreaceae
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